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Forbes Music Rich List: Take That top Bieber, Rihanna, Jay-Z and GaGa

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Dr Dre has topped Forbes magazine's latest music rich list.

The publication has unveiled its top 25 highest-earning music stars between May 2011 and May 2012, with the rapper heading the list with earnings of $110 million (£68.5m).

Dr. Dre

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Elton John greets the audience during his concert at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.

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British pop band Take That appear surprisingly high on the global list, completing the top 5 with earnings of $69m. Roger Waters is at two ($88m), Elton John is at three ($80m), U2 are at four ($78m).

Britney Spears comes in at seven after pocketing a large sum for her role on The X Factor USA, while Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift come in joint eighth place.

Justin Bieber
Performs at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory
New York City

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Chris Brown, Rihanna

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Justin Bieber is at ten after investing in Spotify, Rihanna is at 12 and Lady GaGa comes in at 13 with reported earnings of $53m, just after starting her 'Born This Way Ball' tour earlier this year.

The list includes the artists' earnings from records, tours, merchandise and business investments between May 2011 and May 2012, before taking away management fees and taxes.

Forbes's top 25 highest-paid music stars of 2012 are as follows:

1. Dr Dre - $110 Million
2. Roger Waters - $88 Million
3. Elton John - $80 Million
4. U2 - $78 Million
5. Take That - $69 Million
6. Bon Jovi - $60 Million
7. Britney Spears - $58 Million
8. Paul McCartney - $57 Million (tie)
8. Taylor Swift - $57 Million (tie)
10. Justin Bieber - $55 Million (tie)
10. Toby Keith - $55 Million (tie)
12. Rihanna - $53 Million
13. Lady GaGa - $52 Million
14. Foo Fighters - $47 Million
15. Diddy - $45 Million (tie)
15. Katy Perry - $45 Million (tie)
17. Kenny Chesney - $44 Million
18. Beyoncé - $40 Million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - $39 Million
20. Jay-Z - $38 Million
21. Coldplay - $37 Million
22. Adele - $35 Million (tie)
22. Kanye West - $35 Million (tie)
24. Michael Bublé - $34 Million
25. Sade - $33 Million

Watch the music video for Dr Dre's 'I Need a Doctor' below:

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